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                           CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

              God’s truth is revealed through His wonders of creation and His Word. God created the heavens for greater
              significance than separating the day from the night. It was created to display “Heavenly Signs.”  The heavens reveal
              to mankind the truth about the End Times and the timing of events. “In the Last Days God says ….I will grant
              wonders in the sky above” which is from Act 2:17-19. Before there was the Word of God given to man, the heavens
              were used to declare the Glory of the Creator. God had given a clear interpretation of the star constellations to
              Adam, who handed it down generation after generation. Many scholars and Biblical writers state that God
              defined the star motion through the skies at the time of creation and science has confirmed this as well.  The
              constellations are a set of pictures in the sky that convey a message about creation and the plan of salvation for
              this world. The Constellation of Virgo represents Christ born of a virgin. Virgo has a branch or stem in her hand
              which is mentioned in Isaiah 11:1. The Virgin Mary gave birth to Christ the male child, who was from the stem
              of Jesse, the father of King David. The “head and eye” of the dragon in the Constellation of Draco is over Virgo
              ready to devour her which is mentioned in Revelation 12:4. The dragon is described as the Serpent of Old, the
              Devil and Satan in Revelation 12:9. Christ is our Savior and Shepherd. The “True Shepherd or Heavenly Shepherd” is
              symbolized by the Constellation of Orion. The Lamb became the “suffering servant” and the ultimate sacrifice for
              atonement. The Messiah is symbolized by the planet of Jupiter and Taurus, the bull represents a priestly sacrifice.
              It ends with the Constellation of Leo representing the Lion of Judah; who is Christ, the Messiah. Leo represents
              Christ’s Second Coming and His Judgment, which is symbolized by Libra, the scales of justice. At the “End,”
              Christ will become the King of Kings and Lord of Lords on this renewed earth. The Word was with God from
              the beginning before the creation of this visible universe and world. The truth is the Prophetic Word is divinely-
              given and inspired by God to the Prophets and the Apostles for the End Times.  The Apostle John’s vision in
              Revelation has many signs seen in the heavens. The prophetic events are aligned with “Heavenly Signs” which
              demonstrate there is an Almighty God who set these heavenly bodies into motion at the time of creation. There
              was a plan of salvation from the beginning and a “Grand Design” for Christ to reign upon this earth. This has
              been written for those who are looking for a clear and concise explanation and for validation of the order of End
              Times events. This includes the events of Christ’s return and the Rapture of His Bride from this earth. Christ
              knows the time of His return and reign on this earth. He would like us to know through His wonders of creation
              and His Word the order and timing of events “in the last days.”

              Interpretation of these heavenly signs will be validated through independent sources. The heavenly signs will be
              used to generate a timeline for the events described in scripture. The sign of His Bride being gathered is a visible
              light tunnel into the far reaches of the heavens. It is so unique in sweeping across the earth that it cannot be
              mistaken for anything else except the gathering of His Bride. A similar light tunnel event occurs with Christ’s
              return to the earth with His immortal armies of war. The Rapture is represented by the “True Shepherd” coming
              and Christ’s return is symbolized with the Lion of Judah. Both of these symbols appear on the light tunnel and
              together with the sign of the Messiah in the skies. The statement in scripture is to “be alert, ready and not to turn
              back.”   These statements are mentioned in Christ’s Olivet Discourse about the End Times found in Matthew,
              Mark and Luke. The Prophet Joel states that God “…WILL GRANT WONDERS IN THE SKY ABOVE” for the End
              Times, the Last Days. The Bible makes a number of surprising references to “signs” in the heavens from the
              Book of Genesis on creation to the Last Book of the Bible in Revelation about the End Times. The word “sign”
              occurs 855 times in 806 verses of the Bible. It is key to understanding the signifiance of the word “sign” and what
              the disciples were requesting of the Christ when they were asking for “signs” of the End Times events in the
              Olivet Discouse. The first usage is in Genesis in the context of God’s creative acts and the very beginning of this
              visible universe.

              Genesis 1:14-15 “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day
              from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for
              lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth” and it was so.”

              2  New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Gen 1:14). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
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